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What does violence against women look like?

I thought a long time about sharing the photo on the left, but decided to because we have so many others that glorify violence against women and turn into a joke or a game – like the advert on the right, which is one of many similar ones where violence against women is glamourized. Sexy is […]

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YWCA Glendale is Committed to Empowering and Serving Women Veterans

At the request of our Mayor to research female veterans’  needs in mid 2012,  YWCA Glendale conducted research and found that amongst  the 2 million women veterans and active duty service members across the nation, some statistics are alarming and indicate that the prevalence of traumatic events among female veterans reflects the following: • 81%-93% […]

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Battle for Veterans’ Disability Benefits: VA Discrimination Against Survivors of Military Sexual Violence

Ruth Moore was raped by her supervisor while serving in the Navy. After she left the service, she fought for 23 years with the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) before obtaining disability benefits based on the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”) she experienced after the sexual assault. She is one of many veterans who faced, and continue to […]

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Domestic Violence: Police Have a Duty to Protect Victims

Last week, the Supreme Court of the State of Washington took an important step forward in the fight to ensure the rights of victims of domestic violence. The Court ruled unanimously in favor of the daughters of the late Baerbel Roznowski, Carola Washburn and Janet Loh, who had filed a lawsuit against the City of […]

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1900s Street Harassment and Lessons for Today

In college, I double majored in history and women’s and gender studies, and I also regularly faced street harassment when I left campus. I had no language to talk about it at the time and I often changed my life to try to avoid it. Given my background, I really appreciate Stanford Professor Dr. Estelle […]

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60% of Americans Know a Survivor of Domestic Abuse: No More Excuses

Sixty percent (60%) of Americans know a survivor of domestic violence. 1 in 3 women (30%), 1 in 7 men (14%) report living with intimate violence. The bad news, when it comes to domestic violence, is that the situation, globally, is stunningly in its scope. The good news is that we have defined issues and […]

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